From 8th to 10th June, Kodera Sensei and Nogami Sensei facilitated the practice sessions.
On 7,8,14 and 15 March 2018, we were very happy to hold a demonstration session for the JS2230 Itadakimasu module. Goto Sensei and Kodera Sensei came down from Japan to perform the tea ceremony for the students. The theme for the session was “Spring”. From the lively flowers to the specially picked okashi, Hanamurashi, it is easy to feel the atmosphere of spring.
On 10th Febraury 2018, the club organised a formal chakai (茶会) aided by the club’s alumi. We welcomed various guests including students from NUS as well as guests from the public.
On 3rd Febraury, the club participated in the annual NUS Japanese Cultural Festival. There were numerous booths displaying the different aspects of Japanese culture. Our sado had also set up a booth and served Japanese Matcha and sweets during the Festival.
From the 25th to the 27th January we had our senseis visit us to celebrate the new year by having a hatsugama (初釜, first pot of tea) ceremony. At the same time, we welcome a new tea ceremony equipment to the club, the ro (炉), which is used in ceremonies during winter time.
Sensei’s May visit this year was held on the 12th to the 14th of May. Kodera sensei, flying in from Japan, as well as Nogami Sensei facilitated over the practice of NUS Sado members, both current and Alumni, as well as our sister club NTU Sado. This visit was extra special as Kodera sensei also brought along with her a Chabako set, a special Tea Ceremony item, which allowed the members to practice an okeiko which we normally could not. […]
On the 1st of April, we had the honour of hosting Pioneer Junior College’s Japanese Cultural Club, the Tsuyu Club, once more having came before. This time they brought along their new students as they were shown a tea ceremony performance as well as served tea and sweets. The PJC students were extremely interested in Japanese Tea Ceremony, and many questions were asked about Sado as well as University life, and they were able to learn more about the niche […]
On the 11th of March, we had the honour of hosting SUTD’s Japanese Cultural Club, SUTD Nihongo, for an introductory Sado visit, where they were shown a tea ceremony performance, as well as were served tea and sweets. Many questions were asked about the ceremony and Sado in general, and they were able to learn more about Japanese culture through Japanese Tea Ceremony.
On two consecutive Wednesdays and Thursdays on the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March, NUS Sado Club facilitated the conducting of the Itadakimasu Food Module offered by the Department of Japanese Studies for students this semester. Students were taught the cultural aspects of Sado as well as how to drink tea in a traditional tea room, along with the viewing of the actual performance itself. Goto Sensei and Kodera Sensei came all the way from Japan to help out […]
On the 1st of March, NUS Sado Club visited our sister club NTU Sado Club as part of the NUS-NTU Reciprocal Visits that allow both Enshu Sado Clubs to interact and practice with one another. We were honoured to be served okashi and tea by them, and played games and talked to each other after the performance done by their Vice Presidents. We look forward to future events together!